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Great Scott! LEGO Dimensions Adds More Iconic Characters with Expansion Packs

In a new video featuring actor Christopher Lloyd reprising his famous role as Doc Brown from the Back to the Future films, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today gameplay featuring even more beloved characters coming to LEGO Dimensions. In addition to LEGO Batman, LEGO Gandalf and Wyldstyle, the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience post-launch and throughout the first half of 2016 with additional packs from the previously announced brands, including: DC Comics Team Pack featuring LEGO Joker and LEGO Harley Quinn minifigures, three additional DC Comics Fun Packs featuring LEGO Superman, LEGO Aquaman and LEGO Bane minifigures, Back to the Future Fun Pack with LEGO Doc Brown minifigure and two additional LEGO Ninjago Fun Packs with Sensei Wu and Lloyd minifigures.

These Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as special in-game abilities. All expansion packs provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game, in any world with any character – there are no limitations.

Players can bring up to seven characters, vehicles and weapons into the LEGO Dimensions game all at once by placing them on the LEGO Toy Pad to create gameplay cross-overs, such as LEGO Superman piloting the LEGO DeLorean Time Machine through Hill Valley or LEGO Doc Brown fighting alongside LEGO Bane in New Ninjago City.

Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year. Additional well-known brands and expansion packs joining the adventure for 2015 and 2016 will be announced in the coming months.

Launching September 27th, LEGO Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 and Wii U.

May
20

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Expeditions: Vikings Announced

Danish indie developer Logic Artists announced today that they have begun development on the second installment in their historical RPG Expeditions series, Expeditions: Viking. Set in the late 700’s A.D., Expeditions: Viking is a tactical RPG where players inherit the leadership of their clan. Charged with elevating their clan’s status, players must seek adventure in far-away lands and defending their home from their enemies, both foreign and domestic.

May
20

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Victory Command Marches Onto Steam Early Access

PlayGrid Games and developer Petroglyph announced today that its military MOBA Victory Command is available now on Steam Early Access. Moving beyond the standard three-lane MOBA formula, Victory Command adds real-time strategy controls in an open field of play and engages enemies with large-scale strategies.

May
19

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Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Out Now

Idea Factory International today announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, the first-ever foray into the 3D action hack ‘n’ slash genre for the Hyperdimension Neptunia universe, is now available exclusively on the PlayStation Vita in both retail and digital formats, and will also be compatible with PlayStation TV.

May
19

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EA Reveals NHL 16

Electronic Arts today officially announced EA Sports NHL 16, the next installment in the NHL franchise.

Team has been the heart of hockey for as long as it’s existed, and this year it’s at the heart of NHL 16. EA looked to their biggest fans and asked them to be a part of their team. Their most requested features and modes are in the game and include new experiences that make NHL bigger and better. On the ice, team carries through to the gameplay, with innovation and balance at every position, so that each role is meaningful to play. In NHL 16, success is a total team effort, the result of everyone understanding that you never do it alone. You have to play as a team and win as a team.

For more details on NHL 16, visit the EA Sports NHL 16 blog.

May
19

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Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves Released

Bungie and Activision announced today that Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves is now available for download on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. House of Wolves marks the second official expansion to the Destiny universe that adds a wealth of new weapons, armor and gear to earn in new story missions and quests, three new competitive multiplayer maps and a new co-op Strike. In addition, the expansion welcomes new activities to Destiny with the introduction of a brand-new competitive multiplayer event in the Crucible called Trials of Osiris, and a brand new co-op arena activity called the Prison of Elders.

Players can purchase Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves individually ($19.99), or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass ($34.99), which includes both Expansion I and Expansion II.

May
19

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Next Ten Guitar Hero Live Tracks Revealed

Activision today revealed a new set of songs that you’ll be able to play in Guitar Hero Live when it launches this fall.

Newly Announced Artists and Tracks:
Royal Blood “Little Monster”
Marilyn Manson “Disposable Teens”
Killswitch Engage “In Due Time”
Marmozets “Move Shake Hide”
Of Mice & Men “Bones Exposed”
Deftones “Diamond Eyes”
Vista Chino “Sweet Remain”
Bring Me the Horizon “Shadow Moses”
Mastodon “High Road”
Trivium “Strife”

May
19

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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Delayed to September

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Sega today announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, the 3D rhythm game developed specifically for the Nintendo 3DS, will now launch on September 8th.

In North America, Sega will offer a special physical Launch Edition at retailers nationwide. This launch edition of Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will include the game, premium outer box packaging, and a wallet chain designed after Hatsune Miku’s iconic belt. All copies of the game will include 19 double-sided augmented reality (AR) cards that show off additional dance moves and costumes.

May
19

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H-Hour: World’s Elite Enters Steam Early Access

Indie developer SOF Studios has released H-Hour: World’s Elite, a tactical, team-based military shooter, via Steam’s “Early Access” program for $24.99. The game has been in private testing this Spring and heads to Steam as a pre-alpha, community-focused build.

The Early Access version of H-Hour: World’s Elite will include the main framework for the multiplayer experience, including lobbies, 8-v-8 matches, several maps, two game modes, and weapon and armament selection for characters. The game is currently in a pre-alpha state, so players looking for a full-featured game, without bugs, are encouraged to wait until the game’s official release in the future.

May
19

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LEGO Jurassic World Coming June 12th

The latest trailer for LEGO Jurassic World is overflowing with dinos: big dinos, tiny dinos, friendly dinos, angry dinos, flying dinos, battling dinos, and even goofy dinos! Between the 20+ different kinds of playable dinosaurs and more making an appearance in LEGO Jurassic World, players will have plenty to do in this game when it comes out June 12th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

LEGO Jurassic World is available to pre-order now. When the game launches on June 12th, players can also score exclusive gift-with-purchase items at the following retailers while supplies last:

  • EB Games – LEGO Dino Trap Mini Playset
  • Toys R Us – Dr. Wu Minifigure
  • Walmart – $10 Gift Card